Well I been blessed by some very good advice and actually have a plan!
Instead of “building a course” from scratch I will:
- Contact a number of teachers to get their advice on what they like or dislike about online teaching
- Start openly building the course at the school’s website based on an opening “Welcome to the course you will help me build because you can’t resist.” (Gorilla marketing for educators)
- See what happens.
Previous attempts to lure instructors into even considering online teaching have failed because they’ve been top down without participation from the instructors. (There are also at least a thousand other reasons that can be used as discussion material in the class and not to be revealed here).
For now I’m going to start collecting reasons why this is going to work.